Hunger in the News: Venezuela, criminal justice system, and the UN

Hunger in the News

Going hungry in Venezuela,” by Vladimir Hernandez, BBC News. “Travelling through the country this month I saw endless queues of people trying to buy food – any food – at supermarkets and other government-run shops.”

More than 56 mln trapped in ‘vicious’ cycle of violence and hunger: UN,” by Magdalena Mis, Reuters Africa. “More than 56 million people in 17 countries affected by prolonged conflicts are struggling to feed themselves, trapped in a “vicious” cycle of violence and hunger, two United Nations agencies said on Friday.”

Central Texas Food Bank Expands to Shrink Hunger Gap,” by Jaclyn Hubersberger, the Austinot. “It is well known that Central Texas is one of the fastest growing regions in the nation thanks to an economic boom that has taken place in recent years. But you may not know that despite all of this growth and prosperity, tens of thousands of Central Texans are at risk of going hungry each week, including one in every four children.”

MSF fears famine in northeast Nigeria; calls for U.N. food pipeline,” by Stephanie Nebehay, Reuters. “Severely malnourished children are dying in large numbers in northeast Nigeria, the former stronghold of Boko Haram militants where food supplies are close to running out, Medecins Sans Frontieres said on Wednesday.”

Venezuelan Children Express Hunger in Drawings,” by Daniel Kai, Reuters. “When children at a Catholic-run school in a poor neighborhood of Venezuela’s Caracas capital began fainting from hunger, teachers asked them to draw or describe their most recent meals and what they expected to eat next. The responses were shocking. Some of the 478 kindergarten and primary students had gone without breakfast and were skipping other meals.”

The Criminal Justice System Was A Huge Focus At The DNC. But It Can’t Stop There,” by Laura Barron-Lopez, Huffington Post. “The criminal justice system and its problems received prominent attention this week during the Democratic National Convention.”



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